Unofficial Guide to South Florida including Miami & the Keys

Unofficial Guide to South Florida including Miami & the Keys


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Unofficial Guide to South Florida including Miami & the Keys by Lea Lane, Joe Surkiewicz, Menasha Ridge Press, Menasha Ridge Press Staff

From the publishers of The Unofficial Guide(r) to Walt Disney World(r)

"A Tourist's Best Friend!"
-Chicago Sun-Times

-The New York Times

Five Great Features and Benefits offered ONLY by The Unofficial Guide(r):

• Candid, critical, and useful information on Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade Counties, Southwest Florida, the Florida Keys, and Everglades National Park

• Helpful hints on getting the best room at the lowest possible rate-on and off the beach

• Detailed reviews of more than 100 restaurants

• The inside story on the best beaches: where to swim and sun, where to take it off, where to park, how to avoid crowds, and more

• A complete guide to the most interesting and exciting sights and attractions in South Florida, plus insider details on Everglades National Park

Sample Rating


Appeal by age Preschool Grade school Teens Over 30 . Young adults Seniors

Location South of Miami. Take the Florida Turnpike Extension to the Southwest 152nd Street exit and follow the signs to the entrance; # 305-251-0400 for a recorded message; # 305-251-0401 for more information

Type of Attraction A "new-style" zoo that features cageless animals that roam on plots of land surrounded by moats; guided and self-guided tours. Admission Adults, $8; children ages 3-12, $4 Hours Daily, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. When to go Avoid sweltering summer afternoons. "You'll die here midday in July and August," a zoo employee reports. Come before 10 a.m. or after 3:30 p.m. to beat the worst of the heat. Saturday, predictably enough, is the most crowded day, while Sunday morning is usually a quiet time to see the zoo. Keep in mind, too, that animals are most active early in the morning and late in the day.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764595363
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 11/22/2005
Series: Unofficial Guides Series , #139
Edition description: REV
Pages: 518
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.13(d)

About the Author

Lea Lane headed up the extensive update for this third edition, working on all chapters. Lea has been a columnist for Gannett Suburban newspapers, a TV travel and lifestyle reporter, managing editor of the newsletter Travel Smart, and coauthor of a book on cruises. She writes for magazines and newspapers, including the New York Times, and is a major contributor to guidebooks on Belgium, Greece, and Italy, and to The Unofficial Guide to New York City. She is the author of The Unofficial Guide to Bed-and-Breakfasts and Country Inns in New England and the popular travel guide Solo Traveler: Tales and Tips for Great Trips. Lea grew up in Miami Beach and now lives in Miami for most of the year. Her lifestyle Web site is

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